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Small Business Solstice Party

Thursday, June 21st, 6:30-8:00pm Enjoy the longest day of the year with others in the local small business/entrepreneurial community.  Relax, network and get a preview of upcoming workshops and programs.  Wine and light refreshments will be served; please register by calling the Reference department at (203) 426-8552 or email boothref@chboothlibrary.org The library's business programs are offered in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Newtown, the Newtown Economic Development Commission and SCORE.

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Intro to 3D Printing

Join us for an introductory session on how to use our 3D Afinia printers After attending one of these classes you may sign up for an individual session to make your own 3D object. Please register. Meets on the second floor in the chbMAKERS' Corner. For ages 12 to adult. Wednesday, June 6th, 3:00pm Thursday, June 14th, 11:30am Monday, June 18th, 5:00pm Monday, June 25th, 5:00pm                

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Read to Tucker

Independent readers of all ages can register for a 15 min time slot to read aloud to Tucker in the children's story hour room,  Thursday afternoons from 4:30- 5:30 pm, June 12th-August 30th.  Tucker is a 4 1/2 yr old standard poodle who lives with his poodle sisters and human parents in Newtown.  Now that he is a certified therapy dog, Tucker is ready for his new adventure as a reading buddy for children. Please ...

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Multisensory Play Group for ages 2-4

Meets in the story hour room at 10am on the following Saturdays:  April 14th and 28th/May 12th and 26th/June 9th and 23rd.  Children will have the opportunity to explore a variety of sensory play experiences under the guidance of a certified Occupational Therapist and a Speech and Language Pathologist. The professionals are available to assist parents and children with strategies to optimize positive social behavior in a group setting.  We welcome children in all stages ...

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Register for Summer Reading!

Register for Summer Reading!

Parents of children ages 4-grade 5 are invited to REGISTER  their child/children for the C.H. Booth Library's Summer Reading Program.  Parents/guardians must register themselves first, then add children to the family account. Logging and reporting begins on June 27th.  Record all your reading online, but you must visit the library to redeem your rewards for reading.

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Summer Reading Magic with Scott Jameson

Magician, Scott Jameson will kick off our summer reading program on June 27th at 1pm in the library meeting room. Free tickets for the afternoon performance will be available at the children's circulation desk on the morning of June 27th.  For ages 4 and up.

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Aloha Spirit

On Thursday, June 28th at 3:30pm learn about Island Life and the 'Aloha Spirit' through storytelling, chants, drumming and the music of Hawaii with Tiare Kahana.  For ages 4 and up. Register online.

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Caravan Puppets presents: Journey to the Moon!

Thursday, July 5th at 3:30pm in the library meeting room.  An action packed, fun-filled space fantasy complete with aliens! For ages 4-8.  Register online. 

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Music Dynamics for ages 2-6

Join Newtown resident and music educator Brad Peterson, Friday mornings at 11:30am  in the library's meeting room on July 6th, July 13th and July 20th for an interactive music and movement program that features finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances, stories and much more. Each activity is designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development. For ages 2-6 with an ...

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Annual Summer Book Sale--Friends of the C.H. Booth Library

The 43rd Annual Summer Book Sale of the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library will be held from Saturday, July 7th to Wednesday, July 11th at the Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane Newtown, CT 06470.  For more information, please visit the Friends page , or call the Library at (203) 426-4533.

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Multicultural Music

Brad Peterson will teach children traditional songs from around the world, Monday, July 9th, July 16th and July 23rd at 3:30pm in the library meeting room.  Participants will learn to play simple rhythms on authentic instruments such as the conga, axatse, shekere, goncoqui and many more. For ages 6-9. Register online

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Drop-in Story Time for ages 3-5

Children ages 3-5 who are ready to sit independently in a circle for 30 minutes are invited to join Mrs. Morin for drop-in story time on the following  Monday mornings at 10:00am:  July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th and August 6th.  The program includes both fiction and non-fiction picture books, rhymes, interactive flannel boards and a simple craft. Parents are asked to remain in the children's department during the program.

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Dance Around the World with Francine Wheeler

Francine Wheeler will be teaching music and dance from around the world at 3:30pm in the library meeting room for ages 6-9 on the following Wednesday afternoons:  July 11th, July 18th, July25th and August 1st.  Come join the fun with music, movement, and dances from Australia, Israel, Sweden and other cultures as well as American folk dance. Music games and lively party music too! No dance training necessary. Register online.

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Full Steam Ahead!

Join Mrs. Reilly for great books plus hands on science and art activities on the following Thursday afternoons at 2:00pm:  July 12, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd and August 9th.  For ages 6-8. Dress for a mess.  Register for each class you plan to attend.

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Christine's Critters presents Birds of Prey and Reptiles

 Licensed falconer and wildlife rehabilitator, Christine Peyreigne brings a live animal program to the library on Thursday, July 12th at 3:30pm. Christine will bring a variety of birds and reptiles. Children will have the opportunity to touch the reptiles and observe them up close and personal.  For ages 4 and up.  Register online.

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Little Kids Little Songs with Keith Torgan and Barbara Siesel

Thursday, July 19th, 10:30-11:30am Award winning performers, Keith Torgan and Barbara Siesel will share original songs and stories written with the young audience in mind.  Keith's songs are brought to life through theatrical story telling and the virtuosity of Julliard trained flutist, Barbara Siesel.  For children ages 2-5 with an adult partner.  Register online.

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Team Brick Fundraiser

Did you know you can buy a hand-painted decorative brick to benefit the library? Through July, these are available to view at the Avance Day Spa, located at The Village at Lexington Gardens, 32 Church Hill Rd. in Newtown. You can even request a subject by calling Rosemary at 203 426-2226.

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Mini Makers drop in arts and crafts

Drop by the children's story hour room Friday afternoons from 1-3 pm:  July 13-August 10 for arts and crafts.  For ages 4-8 with an adult.  No registration necessary.

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten with Randi Rote

Former kindergarten teacher, Randi Rote will lead a series of programs on Tuesdays July 17-August 1 at 10 am in the story hour room, designed for children entering kindergarten in the fall.  Each week she will review and reinforce a different early literacy skill.  Register online for each class you wish to attend.

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3D Art with Paula Brinkman

Create original 3D artwork using a variety of materials under the direction of artist Paula Brinkman on Tuesday, July 17, July 24, and July 31 at 3:30 pm in the story hour room.  Each week students will explore a new theme. For ages 7-10.  Register online.

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The Magic of Sharks with Steve Woyce

The Magic of Sharks with Steve Woyce

Magician Steve Woyce makes magic happen, Thursday, July 19th at 3:30 pm in the library meeting room, while sharing some amazing shark facts in this high-energy comedy magic show.  For ages 4 and up.  Register online.

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Adult Summer Reading 2018

Starting June 22nd. See display on second floor. This is a fun way to (potentially) win prizes, just for reading books you enjoy. First, read the book; then fill out a brief review and pop it into a prize box. Enter as many times as you like. Winners will be drawn in late August.

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Be Inspired by Famous Artists with Randi Rote

Create your own artwork in the style of famous artists with Randi Rote on Wednesday, August 1 and August 8 at 3:30 pm in the story hour room.  For ages 7-10.  Register online.

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Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays.
Sign up at the Reference Desk or schedule an appointment by calling 203-426-8552 or emailing boothref@chboothlibrary.org


Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.

 

 

 


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